Reigning football champions Sarasin & Partners take trophy

THE ANNUAL City football tournament organised by consultants Kennedy Pearce played on yesterday afternoon, despite the soggy weather.

Teams from The Bank of China, Schroders, Lloyds Bank, Sarasin & Partners, Cushman and Wakefield, Close Asset Management and Sarasin & Partners turned out to compete for the silver trophy.

It was a hotly contested match in the final game between Close Brothers and Sarasin & Partners, with the latter firm winning on penalties for the third year in a row. And the prize, besides glory, for the winner? Not a bottle of champagne but a novelty cheque for £1,000 to be presented to the charity of the victorious team’s choice – which was children's charity Honeypot.